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JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, Romania [Master Thread]

JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, Romania [Master Thread]

Old Oct 5, 06, 12:19 pm
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There are a number of threads discussing this property, see, e.g.,:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showt...ight=Bucharest

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showt...ight=Bucharest

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showt...ight=Bucharest

and all seem to speak highly of it. I know I was impressed the times I stayed there.
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Old Oct 5, 06, 6:13 pm
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Marriott Bucharest

Is probably the nicest building in all of Bucharest! very luxurious, and very new...at least it was in Nov 2002 when I stayed there. The lounge is sweet, and looks out over the city.

Words of warning:

- Wait for the shuttle from the hotel when you're at the airport. Local taxidrivers will try to screw you over with their fares.
- Be careful with some of the ladies that seem overly friendly in the hotel casino at night -- they might try to do the same.
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Old Oct 7, 06, 12:21 pm
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I stayed there twice a couple of years ago. So,my opinion is a bit dated. I found it to be a very nice hotel. The rooms and the service were both very good. Some of the public areas were quite attractive, as I remember. The food in the restaurants wasn't terribly good, but there was a dessert buffet that was a lot of fun. I don't know if they still do that or not. The hotel is right across from The People's Palace, which, I believe is one of the largest buildings in the world.

I would go ahead and stay there. I think you'll enjoy your stay.
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Old Oct 7, 06, 12:31 pm
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FYI:

A one page article in tomorrow's (10/8/06) NYT Travel section (available today if you have a subscription) on a quick trip to Bucharest. Should be able to be accessible by Tripadvisor.com in the near future.
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Old Oct 9, 06, 7:01 am
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I stayed there recently and found it nice. (It was my only trip to Bucharest, so I cannot compare.) The lobby is very elegant, and I found the rooms and bathrooms more than adequate. The location is not ideal -- near parliament, not in the center of town. But not too far.
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Old Oct 12, 06, 6:58 pm
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Yeah, I stayed there and the Hilton on various trips, and I quite liked the JW. A bit dated perhaps, but nice. Pay attention to the advice about staying clear of overly friendly women and taxi drivers and you should have fun.
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Old Oct 12, 06, 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by gsb
I stayed there twice a couple of years ago. So,my opinion is a bit dated. I found it to be a very nice hotel. The rooms and the service were both very good. Some of the public areas were quite attractive, as I remember. The food in the restaurants wasn't terribly good, but there was a dessert buffet that was a lot of fun. I don't know if they still do that or not. The hotel is right across from The People's Palace, which, I believe is one of the largest buildings in the world.
I'll ditto everything above. I've also stayed there twice a couple of years ago. Mrs. Heffa was particular fond of their Cake Buffet. Hope they still have it! Just for a couple of dollars you can eat how much of daily fresh made cakes. Very yummie!!!
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Old Oct 13, 06, 12:25 am
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Originally Posted by Flying2Much
Pay attention to the advice about staying clear of overly friendly women and taxi drivers and you should have fun.
"Overly friendly women"?
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Old Oct 13, 06, 12:54 am
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payment by money transfer..

Originally Posted by coops
This hotel is ranked at No2 in Bucharest on tripadvisor and receives excellent reviews.I have always found tripadvisor to be accurate in my own travels.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...Bucharest.html

You can usually get a very good deal on this hotel including breakfast for 2 nights on Ebay.They have to be weekend nights though.It is the hotel that provides the voucher via an agency and it is valid for one year and is transferrable.People are generally picking up this hotel up at 65-75 GBP for two nights inc ABF.At 32.50- 37.50 per night methinks that is a good deal.

Here is the link:-

http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZm...charestQQhtZ-1

If you decide to go for it then please try to avoid outbidding other Fter's
thanks for the link, i was a bit weary to pay other then paypal..., what did u do..?

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Old Oct 13, 06, 10:30 am
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Ebay - Paid via Credit Card

Originally Posted by aly
thanks for the link, i was a bit weary to pay other then paypal..., what did u do..?

I won the hotel via Ebay for 101 Euro - at the end of the auction you have the choice of paying via credit card or bank transfer (I paid via CC - did not want to give my bank info). I needed to pay an additional $6 for the Credit Card. All told it was $137 for the two nights. I emailed the Voucher to the hotel and my reservation was back in under 12 hours (and viewable under marriott.com).

Remember it is only for Fri, Sat, or Sun nights only!
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Old Oct 14, 06, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by jmmlaguna
I won the hotel via Ebay for 101 Euro - at the end of the auction you have the choice of paying via credit card or bank transfer (I paid via CC - did not want to give my bank info). I needed to pay an additional $6 for the Credit Card. All told it was $137 for the two nights. I emailed the Voucher to the hotel and my reservation was back in under 12 hours (and viewable under marriott.com).

Remember it is only for Fri, Sat, or Sun nights only!
Yep that's it in a nutshell.

Everything is very secure.

By the way I pay by bank transfer.You do not actually show the receiver anything.I just set up a bill payment with my bank.The money is transferred to the middle man who in most cases is an organisation called CULTZZ.You will need to add your winning ebay reference to the bill payment so they can tie up your payment with your winning bid.It's a tad cheaper this way and now I have the bill payment set up to CULTZZ quick to use for oher winning hotel bids.

Once they receive your money(usually2 -3 days)they will contact you again via email and you can download your voucher.Then its just a case of picking your dates(weekends only as already specified) and making your booking direct with the hotel.

It's really quite straight foward when you have gone through the process once.

I have bargain Marriott and other hotel rates booked all over Europe for next year.The rates are even beating priceline and added to this ABF is included and sometimes other perks such as welcome drinks,bottle of wine,dinner,taxi transfer etc etc.
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Old Oct 15, 06, 2:06 am
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Originally Posted by coops
Yep that's it in a nutshell.

Everything is very secure.

By the way I pay by bank transfer.You do not actually show the receiver anything.I just set up a bill payment with my bank.The money is transferred to the middle man who in most cases is an organisation called CULTZZ.You will need to add your winning ebay reference to the bill payment so they can tie up your payment with your winning bid.It's a tad cheaper this way and now I have the bill payment set up to CULTZZ quick to use for oher winning hotel bids.

Once they receive your money(usually2 -3 days)they will contact you again via email and you can download your voucher.Then its just a case of picking your dates(weekends only as already specified) and making your booking direct with the hotel.

It's really quite straight foward when you have gone through the process once.

I have bargain Marriott and other hotel rates booked all over Europe for next year.The rates are even beating priceline and added to this ABF is included and sometimes other perks such as welcome drinks,bottle of wine,dinner,taxi transfer etc etc.
thanks to all for your insight and help, i will bid on the next one then, and btw, u mentioned u have other hotels booked at similar rates, let me know cause i am in on the lca flights and numerous BUH ones too...

!gracias signor,

a,

can i PM u..?
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Old May 22, 07, 1:41 pm
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Upgrade Cleared - Marriott Bucharest Taxi Question

My upgrade for this Saturday's flight to Amsterdam cleared on the YYR to Romania mistake fare.

Can anyone tell me the name of the most reliable cab company from OTP to the Marriott, and what the fare should be?

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Old May 22, 07, 1:43 pm
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I'll ask the moderator to move this to somewhere more appropriate for your topic.
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Old May 22, 07, 1:44 pm
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1. Congratulations!

2. Answers to your questions can be found here.... http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=454485 and in a more appropriate forum.
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